I Am My Beloved’s / Observant

I have always loved this verse from Song of Solomon. I don’t know that most people even understand the poetry and the prose, the symbolism to the beauty that is Christ and the way He loves us and that we are to love Him. How observant are we of His commandment to love, and do we observe and emulate the love we see in others? I find myself going back a different time and place, where love is values and morals the normal.

I even know how to say it in Hebrew Ani l’dodi v’dodi li. God is the observant husband over Israel and Jesus for the church, the symbolism and intimacy of marriage are perfect for a much deeper and spiritual love, agape. And His love could be deeper still, I am not even sure we have peered into His heart.

Nothing is deeper that Jesus or His love, so let’s look at some of the verses that are all about Him and is all about Him and His sacrifice and God gets the glory. Like God’s thoughts of us are so many, Jesus is thinking of us too, and while God is male, a loving and strong Father, He has the love of a mother, He created man and woman. We have been talking about Lessons In Love this month. And the one we adore can loves us all, each of us, as if there was only one of us and I believe He would have come to die for  only one.

But He will never do it again, why we should be more observant of out thoughts and words, actions. We can take delight in the Song of Solomon, envision the smells of fruit, the richness of the grapes, the taste of the wine and the heavenly kisses that He sends our way.

His hands drip with myrrh, and we are His beloved. How often are we observant of such love? How often are we walking in Son-shine and being Spirit led and kissed?

Let him kiss me with the kisses of His mouth!
For your love is better than wine;  1:2

His kisses are His words, but don’t be surprised for the Spirit to lightly brush across your lips.

I am a rose of Sharon,
a lily of the valleys. 2:1   

The fragrance that is Jesus.

His left hand is under my head,
and His right hand embraces me! 2:6

The left hand can represent judgement and Spirit and the right an oath, allegiance, power, devotion and love.

My beloved speaks and says to me:
“Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away… 2:10

Jesus even asks the disciples to come away to a quiet place, there is rest in His solitude. And He wants to meet us there, He never has to sleep or slumber now.

My beloved speaks and says to me:
“Arise, my love, my beautiful one,
and come away…..2:14   

Jesus is our beautiful one.  Verse 5:16, says altogether lovely in other translations.

My beloved is mine, and I am His. 2:16

The Father calls Jesus beloved and accepts us because of His sacrifice making us beloved.

His mouth is most sweet,
and He is altogether desirable.
This is my beloved and this is my friend…..5:16

Again His words, and Jesus is a friend to those in obedience and remining in His love.

I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine. 6:3

Oh, yes. Thank you, Jesus.

I am my beloved’s, and His desire is for me. 7:10

We are always on His mind and heart.

Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm…8:6

We are sealed by the Spirit, and His heart pierced for us, a seal on His arm represents power, being the Savior.

Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it. 8:7   

Nothing separates us from Him. Romans 8:38

….then I was in His eyes
as one who finds peace. 8:10

The one the Lord has redeemed and fights her battles.

Song of Solomon is passionate, but the so in Christ toward us, even the use of the phrase  ” Sister “, is a metaphor,  we are to grow in the love of Jesus and in grace and find Him a strong and tender love, that is ever faithful and always loving toward toward us. And I am glad He fights my battles.

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